May 25, 2018

Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Declined 2.9% Over Past Year

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PRNewswire – Manufacturing employment in Illinois fell 2.9% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Illinois Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually since 1912 by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Illinois lost 25,082 industrial jobs and 699 manufacturers

PacificComp Selects FirstBest Underwriting Management System

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BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FirstBest® Systems, Inc., provider of insurance software solutions that help Property & Casualty insurance carriers drive premium growth, scale their business and achieve high service levels with agents, announced today that Pacific Compensation Insurance Company (PacificComp) has selected and implemented FirstBest UMS, a next-generation underwriting workstation, combined with a rich, transactional and real-time agent portal and unique instant-upload solution. FirstBest UMS is part of the FirstBest Front Office Suite, which brings together agents, brokers and underwriters in a collaborative underwriting ….

Workers’ Compensation Insurer OptaComp Selects PCIS CompVision and POSVision


NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – -PCIS, a proven and trusted provider of policy administration and claims solutions, today announced that OptaComp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, has selected both CompVision and POSVision to support its workers’ compensation business. The implementation is currently underway with an aggressive 90 day project, currently on track for production use in first quarter 2011.

OptaComp selected PCIS in large part due to PCIS’ proven business expertise in workers’ compensation, combined with the solutions’ breadth and depth of workers’ compensation functionality.With CompVision, a policy administration system designed specifically for workers’ compensation, and POSVision, PCIS’ agent facing quotation and rating application, OptaComp will have the integrated solution needed to support the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

CompPartners Teams with Emerald Claims Management

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  Innovative Intake-Triage Program Speeds Return to Work IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CompPartners has partnered with Emerald Claims Management to provide intake and triage services to injured employees. The program expedites the delivery of medical services to claimants and reduces lost-time claims. The most critical time for managing medical care is the 24-to-48 hour period after an… [Continue Reading]

We are in the home stretch now…….

  Most of you with experience in the workers’ compensation industry recognize this “post Thanksgiving” time of year as the period of time when the activity level starts to drop off.  Vacations seem to ramp up, internally focused projects get completed, offices get cleaned, months old periodicals get read, and those still left at the… [Continue Reading]

Crawford & Company Spain SA Launches Broadspire and Crawford Global Technical Services(sm) Brands


ATLANTA and MADRID (Nov. 23, 2010) – Crawford & Company Spain SA recently introduced two brands to the Spanish marketplace: Broadspire, by Crawford & Company, for claims management and third party administration (TPA). Crawford Global Technical Services (GTSSM), for major and complex losses claims handling. Crawford Spain will keep the corporate Crawford brand for all… [Continue Reading]

Concentra’s Health Improvement Programs Win Top NAHRO Award

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ADDISON, TX – Concentra, a leading provider of health and wellness services, has won one of the nation’s top prizes, a “Merit Award of Excellence” for its comprehensive health and wellness screening programs. The award was presented by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)

An Audit Report on Medical Quality Reviews at the Division of Workers’ Compensation within the Texas Department of Insurance

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State Audit Report Finds Deficiencies Austin, TX., November, 2010–WorkCompWire–Significant process and information issues at the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) within the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) significantly inhibit DWC’s ability to monitor the quality of health care in the workers’ compensation system. The issues are in four primary areas: – Unreliable information. – Weaknesses… [Continue Reading]

2010 National Ergonomics Conference Will Open in Las Vegas November 30 With Hundreds of Industry Leaders in Attendance


Conference Features Strategies and Products for Dealing with a Recovering Economy, Healthcare & Workers’ Comp Costs LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The 16th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 30 – December 3, will highlight the importance of workplace ergonomics in a time of economic recovery.  … [Continue Reading], Nation’s Largest Disability Employment Portal, Announces New Employer Members

25 Additional National Employers Join’s National Consortium to Promote Hiring of People with Disabilities BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —, the nation’s largest disability employment portal, announced the signings of 25 additional national employers including General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Raytheon, Hyundai Kia America, John Deere, MassMutual, National Grid and Zurich North America.… [Continue Reading]

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